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Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year Americorps members, students, partners and alumni.

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Community Partnership during COVID: Meeting the Needs of Students
June 7, 2021

In the midst of the many challenges of COVID, one bright spot for City Year has been the opportunity for…

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What schools want and need this year
September 7, 2021

Teachers and students know what they need this year—let’s listen to their feedback and insights to help guide our work…

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Feedback from key partners: teachers and principals
August 25, 2021

Our school partners are clear: they want flexibility; academic and social-emotional support for their students; and help creating positive learning…

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Vote to help City Year win a spot at SXSW EDU!
August 10, 2021

Your ballot counts! Take a few minutes to help City Year share its vision for advancing educational equity and supporting…

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City Year AmeriCorps member student success coach with students
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City Year AmeriCorps members are student success coaches
August 4, 2021

Here’s what “student success coach” means to us and why we believe more schools could benefit from having this additional…

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Advancing educational equity with the Network for School Improvement during COVID-19
July 28, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, City Year’s Network for School Improvement has helped educators find new ways to prioritize the well-being of…

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What the COVID-19 pandemic taught us about supporting students and practitioners
July 14, 2021

The challenges of COVID-19 showed how essential student success coaches can be. AmeriCorps members collaborated with teachers and communities to…

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Why we don’t use the term “learning loss”
June 15, 2021

As an organization that’s trying to shift to more asset-based language and better honor and celebrate the students and schools…

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City Year Memphis morning greeting for students
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Trusting relationships fuel City Year’s work in Memphis
June 1, 2021

The trusting relationships City Year Memphis created with AmeriCorps members and school partners led to deeper collaboration during the pandemic.

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Sharing City Year’s innovation work
May 27, 2021

Working with partners to design equitable learning environments is an important part of City Year’s innovation and school design efforts.

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The Psychological Challenges for Students and Teachers Ahead
May 19, 2021

Three immediate things we can do to help students and teachers

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City Year CEO on Supporting Students Through the Pandemic
May 3, 2021

AmeriCorps members are intentionally checking in with both students and adults to see how they are doing; for example, one…

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City Year AmeriCorps member virtual learning practices
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Pi Day: Infinite ways to celebrate the magic of circles
March 11, 2021

The circle has intrigued brilliant minds and more recently helped NASA explore Mars! Learn more about Pi and how it…

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